Best Port Townsend Internet Service Providers
Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 4 choices for service in Port Townsend, WA that meet this minimum speed threshold. Of course, many households will find this minimum speed is not sufficient for their needs, especially if they often have multiple downloads occurring simultaneously.
We aim to help you find the best choice when shopping for high speed internet service in Port Townsend by using our ranking algorithm that takes into consideration the upload speed, download speed, coverage area and overall value. A summary of our results is as follows:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||WaveDivision Holdings||Cable, Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||99.8%|
|2||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|3||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|4||CenturyLink||DSL, Fiber||60 Mbps||5 Mbps||17.6%|
Port Townsend WA Internet Access Options
Studies have shown that the competition from having two or more broadband internet providers in a community leads to lower prices and better overall service.
The chart below graphs the segment of the population which has a choice of internet providers at four different ranges of download speeds.
Broadband Internet Speeds
For most users, the average download speed of their internet service is more important than their upload speed. However, upload speed plays at least some role for all users.
Average upload speeds in Port Townsend of 4.4 Mbps are faster than the Jefferson County upload speeds and slower than the statewide average for Washington.
Port Townsend Internet Access Facts
DSL internet is available to 42.9% of the Jefferson County population
The average internet download speed in Port Townsend is 32.39 Mbps based upon 46104 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Cable internet is available to 99.6% of the Port Townsend population
Fiber optic internet is available to 25.1% of Port Townsend residents
There are 4 residential internet providers in Port Townsend, WA providing service to at least 15% of the city
The average download speed in Port Townsend is 135.9% faster than the Jefferson County average and identical to the national average of 32.4 Mbps
Internet Access Technologies
DSL, Cable, Fiber and Fixed Wireless are four common types of technology used to provide internet access. The following chart shows the percentage of Port Townsend residents who have access to each of these technology types.
Internet Service FAQs
Who has the best internet service near me?
Our proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration download speed, upload speed, availability and overall value ranks WaveDivision Holdings as the top provider for Port Townsend, Washington.
Who has the fastest internet service in Port Townsend?
WaveDivision Holdings with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Port Townsend.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Port Townsend, Washington?
The following zip codes were used: 98368
What internet download speed do I need?
Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Port Townsend internet service.
|25+ Mbps||1-2 devices||Web browsing|
HD video streaming
|100+ Mbps||3-5 devices||Video conferencing|
4K video streaming
|1000+ Mbps||6+ devices||Multiple video or 4K streams|
Zero latency gaming
How do the internet speeds in Port Townsend compare to other cities in Washington?
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there are fiber internet providers in Port Townsend - WaveDivision Holdings and CenturyLink.
What is DSL internet service?
DSL provides internet service via phone lines but at speeds typically 100x or more than old fashioned dial-up service over those same phone lines. Download speeds are typically slower than cable, but DSL is more likely to be available in a remote location than cable.
Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Port Townsend, Washington?
WaveDivision Holdings provides broadband internet service to 99.8% of Port Townsend.
What is cable internet service?
Cable internet service streams data through the same coaxial cables used for cable television. In nearly all instances cable internet will be faster than DSL. Cable internet is available to nearly 90% of Americans but does not have as much coverage in remote areas as DSL.
Port Townsend Cable TV, Satellite TV and Streaming Services
Our ranking of internet service plans can make choosing a new provider fairly easy. Selecting a TV provider is more difficult as additional variables are involved. If you are a heavy TV viewer and/or watch in multiple rooms at the same time, a traditional cable TV package or satellite TV provider may be the best option for you. However, if you live in a rental property or a heavily wooded area, satellite TV may not be a viable option. Streaming TV packages can be a good option for many, especially if your internet plan does not have a data limit. Read through the pros and cons of the various TV packages available to you and chose the best match to your viewing needs.
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
Hulu Live TV
- 75+ channels
- Access to premium Hulu originals
- Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
- 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
- 180+ channels
- 1000 hours of cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages